Frequently Asked Questions
How can I book?
You can make a booking via email using the booking form on the website. You can also contact our office either in Taba or Eilat and speak to our reservations department. For Courses Dive activities and Dive Packages a deposit of $ 60/250 shekel will be payable per person. For Liveaboard Cruises 100% will be required on booking.
How can I pay?
Payment can be made by Visa/MasterCard, AMEX , Diners or by cash.
What is the exchange rate?
For an accurate currency rate please refer to: http://www.xe.com/ucc/full/
5% bank charges are added to the daily bank rate.
Certification fee is US $ 50. PADI Manuals can be purchased at the Dive Centre.
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All rates are on a tank/weight basis. Equipment Hire raes are detailed on the "price" pages.
Aqua Sport offers daily shore and boat diving.
Equipment is included in the published rates.
Eilat - Course entry age : 12 years
Egypt - Course entry age : 10 years
All Aqua Sport Diving Courses
Please read the PADI Medical Questionnaire on our website. If you answer “YES” to any question you must visit your physician to complete, sign and stamp the questionnaire to confirm that you are medically fit to dive. Please bring the completed questionnaire with you.
Diving Courses in Eilat only
In addition to the medical questionnaire, you maybe asked to see a local diving physician if you have answered positively to any of the medical questions.
If you are 45 years or older you must also complete a stress test “ergometry test” in your home country and bring the results with you.
What tanks do you use?
The tanks we use are 12L aluminium with international yoke fittings. We also stock a number of 7.5L Children’s tanks and a limited number of 15L steels.
I have a DIN regulator
Many of the yoke fittings have removable inserts for DIN regulators. We also stock Din adaptor which are available for rent @ 150 shekel which will be refunded on return.
Flying after diving
Flying after diving recommendations by PADI. Single dives - a minimum pre-flight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested. Repetitive dives, and / or multi-day dives - a minimum pre-flight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested.
How do I get to Aqua Sport?
Visit google maps or waze
From Tel Aviv
Daily Internal Flight Service-Arkia or Israir
Daily Bus Service-Egged.
From ovda -pre- booked bus
From Eilat Airport- taxi or bus no 15
Daily Bus Service-details on request
Weekly flight to Taba-details on request
I have special dietary needs
If you require any special requirements please can you inform Aqua-Sport International when you make your reservation and we will be happy to assist.
Can I go fishing in the area?
The area is protected by the Ras Mohammed National Park and although they allow fishing from a moving boat which is at least 150 metres from the shoreline, Aqua-Sport International condone any fishing within the National Park. Please refer to the Environment Laws enforced in the Red Sea :
All diving and snorkelling in the area is covered by law 102 of the National Parks of Egypt.
Below is a list of the laws that we have added for your safety and for the preservation of marine life:
No fish feeding.
No disposal of food or rubbish in the sea.
No collecting of shells or corals.
No touching of corals or marine life.
No spear fishing.
How do I get to Aqua-Sport International Taba from Israel?
There is a border check point at Taba 6km South of Eilat. The time to cross can vary between 20 minutes and 2 hours in either direction.
What wetsuit do I need?
We recommend that in the winter period that you wear a 5mm full suit and in the summer a 3mm short suit. Please refer to weather page for further information.
I am in a wheelchair
Aqua-Sport international have access to all areas for wheelchair users and in addition Aqua-Sport have built a ramp specifically for wheelchair users into the sea. For diving activities most people have their own buddy, however, a personal diver to help you with your diving activity can be provided at a cost of € per day.
The Main Watersports and Diving Centre is open daily from:
Winter Season : 08:30 to 17:30
Summer Season : 08:30 to 19:00
Aqua Sport Taba is open 365 days of the year*
Aqua Sport Eilat is open 363 days of the year*
* occasional weather can stop diving
Diving Insurance is compulsory in this area.
Taba: If you have your own diving insurance please bring the policy with you or you can purchase the insurance locally at Aqua Sport.
Eilat: DAN insurance is accepted and any locally purchased diving insurance. Diving Insurance can be purchased locally at Aqua Sport.
All divers must present a valid certification card and a logbook. A check/refresh dive will have to be performed if you have not dived within the last six months. Proof of your last logged dive is either from a stamped log book or a personal dive computer. For your own safety and the safety of other divers we do recommend a check dive when doing your first dive with us.
Reservation and cancellation policy
Please refer to Aqua-Sport International Terms and Conditions.
No diving deeper than 30m (100ft) as per law set by the EUSF, no decompression diving, a safety stop on all dives, no gloves, no knives, always dive with an alternate air source, surface with a reserve in your tank (50 Bar), ascend on the rope or near the reef, and do not ascend under the boats or in the blue.
If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Taba , Egypt
Tel: +201 016 354 440/1
Tel: +201 024 10550
Tel: +972 863 344 04
Fax: +972 863 337 71
PO Box 300
Tel: +972 8 63 344 04
Tel: +972 8 633 3655
Fax: +972 863 337 71